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Scores throng Bhaktapur to observe historic Bisket jatra Sunday, April 14th, 2019

BHAKTAPUR : A large number of people thronged Bhaktapur today to observe the historic Bisket Jatra (a cultural festival) which is organised each year on the occasion of the Nepali New Year. The festival based on the tantric rituals began today. Prior to this, a lingo (wooden pole) was erected at..

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World Peace Worship commences at Swayambhu Stupa, Nepal

KATHMANDU: The 'Kagyur Text Recitation and 26th World Peace Worship' has commenced at Swoyambhu Bhagawanpau Stupa, Kathamandu, Nepal, wishing for the well-being of all the living beings. The ceremony started from Saturday and will last until April 19. It is organised by Nepal Ahimshabadi Bouddha..

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Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died Saturday, April 13th, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Fisher-Price recalled nearly 5 million infant sleepers on Friday after more than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year period. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said anyone who bought a Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact..

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Thorough study awaited on Bara-Parsa tornado Friday, April 12th, 2019

Narayan Dhungana, KATHMANDU: Thorough study of the 'tornado' occurred in Bara and Parsa districts last week is still awaited. Although a study team returned the capital city after inspection of the storm hit districts concluding that it was 'tornado', it has not made public the detailed study. The..

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Jumla village bans students from picking yarsa

Bijaya Raut, JUMLA: Patarasi rural municipality has banned students going for picking Yarsagumba (Cordyceps Sinesis) this year in a bid to assist their studies. Reports are like schools in the mountainous districts are closed every year for almost three months allowing students and teachers to pick..

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India bans Modi film until after mega-election

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - India banned Wednesday the release of a biopic about Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the country's marathon elections after complaints that the flattering portrayal would give the ruling party an unfair advantage. Modi's right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking a..

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Indigenous culture preservation stressed

POKHARA: Indigenous Gurung community on Tuesday celebrated their cultural festival, Tahote, in a much fanfare. The festival is collectively celebrated on last Tuesday of Shrawan (mid-July) and Chaitra (second week of April) every year. On the occasion, Tamu Dhi – a public organisation of..

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Narayanhiti Museum should be protected Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Delegated Management and Government Assurance Committee’s team today visited the Narayanhiti Museum in the capital and pointed out the need to protect this museum which houses several artifacts, historical photos and belongings. The team led by Committee Chair Ram Narayan Bidari..

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Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

By SETH BORENSTEIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that..

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Two persons including foreign tourist injured in rhino attack Monday, April 8th, 2019

CHITWAN: Two persons including a foreign tourist were injured from rhino attack at Dudhaura, eastern part of Chitwan National Park this morning. The injured are Australian national William Peter, 19, and tourist guide Jitu Mahato, 19, of Odara of Sauraha, said Game Scout of National Park, Deepak..

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Wildlife rampage compels locals to abandon farming

Pema Lama, BANEPA, KAVRE: Nawaraj Sapkota, a local farmer of Panauti municipality-3, Telmale, Kushadevi was forced to quit his occupation after growing wild rampage lately. His annual income from vegetable farming ranges from Rs 200,000 to Rs 400,000. But he could not resist wildlife menace and..

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Vultures on rise in Kanchanpur, Province No. 7 Nepal Saturday, April 6th, 2019

KANCHANPUR: The vulture population is on the rise in Kanchanpur district in recent years, thanks to the increasing public awareness on the need of conserving this bird known as the nature's cleaner. With the protection of their habitat, the vultures have started building nests in areas close to..

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The Arab Spring’s Second Chance Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Mass protests in Algeria and Sudan have recently removed two aging autocrats, ending 20 and 30 years, respectively, of absolutist rule. In both countries, the insurgents..